Bangor, Maine News Update: March 8, 2018
Roads are snow-covered and slick in spots this morning, which has caused most schools to cancel and businesses to remain closed. Folks are advised to stay home if they can and, if they have to go out, take it slow. A list of cancellations and closings can be found at Q1065.fm
Today’s storm caused flights out of Bangor International Airport to start cancelling on Wednesday. Anyone expecting to fly out today is advised to check their flight status via fly Bangor dot com and then rebook directly through the airline.
The Warden Service is investigating the discovery of a Greenville man’s body in Moosehead Lake. Friends say 46-year-old Matthew Dubien left a local restaurant on his snowmobile late Tuesday night, but never made it home. Officials warn snowmobilers that the recent warm temperatures have caused openings in the ice, along with pressure ridges, and so they should proceed with extreme caution, especially at night.
Influenza season seems to be winding down, but many Mainers are still dealing with it as another five deaths have been reported. In all, the Maine CDC says 61 people have died of the flu this year, meaning that influenza was specifically listed on their death certificates. Residents are urged to continue covering their coughs, washing hands often, and staying home when they’re sick to prevent spreading the virus.
Challenger Learning Center is signing kids up for its April Vacation Camps, but they’re filling up fast. Daily topics include Space Day, DaVinci Day, Detective Day, and Lego Day for Superheroes. Find more information and get kids signed up at astronaut dot org.